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Ceremonies in Dark Old Men - Full Length Play, Drama

Ceremonies in Dark Old Men

Lonne Elder III

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Full Length Play, Drama

5m, 2f

ISBN: 9780573606885

"A drama of power and importance. The best play of the season."-N.Y. Post.

"Reminded me irresistibly of O'Casey. Its mood, poised between comedy and tragedy, is identical, intensity of feeling and love of language are similar, and there is a com…

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Full Length Play

Drama

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Compared to A Raisin in the Sun by many critics, this drama shows us a family who aspire to better things but who go about in it in the wrong and tragic way. The father has a barbershop but no customers, and two sons and daughter. The sons are shiftless, and try to make a fast buck with home brew. It is the daughter who works and supports them all. Other characters of the family's Harlem neighborhood complete this portrait of one urban community at a pivotal time for the politics of race, business, and real estate.
"A drama of power and importance. The best play of the season." - N.Y. Post

"Reminded me irresistibly of O'Casey. Its mood, poised between comedy and tragedy, is identical, intensity of feeling and love of language are similar, and there is a common cause in its undercurrents of rebellion. A remarkable play." - N.Y. Times

"Exciting drama, filled with meaningful insight and original comedy."-NBC TV

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5m, 2f

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Lonne Elder III

Lonne Elder III

Lonne Elder III was an American playwright whose critically acclaimed masterwork, Ceremonies in Dark Old Men (1965, revised 1969), depicted the dreams, frustrations, and ultimate endurance of a black family living in the Harlem neighbourhood of New York City in the 1950s. Orphaned as a boy, Elder was raised in New Jersey by an aunt and an uncle who ran an illegal lottery out of their home. As a ... view full profile

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